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Today is Saturday, April 25th, the 116th day of the year.  There are 250

days remaining until the end of the year.

Meadowlark Lemon

Meadowlark Lemon

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Autism Awareness Month,

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Humor Month, Lawn

and Garden Month, International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful

Month, National Pecan Month, National Poetry Month, Sexual Assault

Awareness Month, Stress Awareness Month, Administrative Assistants

Week, National Karaoke Week, Parental Alienation Awareness Day,

Tionne Watkins

Tionne Watkins


Mark Bryant, 55, basketball player

Gina Torres, 51, actress

Darren Woodson, 51, football player

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, 50, singer (TLC)

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

Tim Duncan, 44, basketball player

DeAngelo Williams, 37, football player


Ella Fitzgerald, 103, singer (d. 1996)

Albert King, 97, singer (d. 1992)

Meadowlark Lemon, 87, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)


Dexter Gordon, 1990, saxophonist (b. 1923)

Roger Troutman, 1999, singer/producer (Zapp) (b. 1951)

Roger Troutman

Roger Troutman

Larry Troutman, 1999, drummer (Zapp) (b. 1944)

Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes, 2002, singer (TLC) (b. 1971)


1861 – The Union Army arrives to reinforce Washington, D.C.

during the the Civil War.

Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes

Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes

1901 – New York becomes the first state requiring auto license

plates.  The fee was $1.

1941 – Fair Employment Practices Commission established.

1950 – Chuck Cooper becomes the 1st Black to play in the NBA.

1953 – Scientist identify DNA.

1970 – Freda Payne releases “Band of Gold”.

Freda Payne

Freda Payne

1980 – Announcement of Jimmy Carter hostage rescue bungle

in Iran.

1989 – Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany,


1999 – Singer, Roger Troutman is shot to death by his brother Larry

who then turns the gun on himself and commits suicide.


As a Taurus born on April 25th, you are defined for your loving nature and determination. You have always loved the feeling of being in love and sharing love with others. You may be a bit of a “touchy feely” person and with this warmth, you have earned many close relationships and friendships. While those closest to you appreciate your loving heart, it may be your determination that impresses them the most. In the face of a challenge, you will devote all your time and energy to accomplishing your goals.


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